1972 Triumph Daytona Build

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  1. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Now that's what I'm talking about! Thanks CK!


    Update: Right now I'm working overseas, so I don't have much hands-on spanner time with my bike, but when I get back I'm going to mach up the tank and fiberglass to see what I have to work with. I'm a little curious how I'm going to connect the side covers to the front fairing. Any ideas?


    The arrow marks the spot in question. You can see the racers had some external fastener of some kind (about 3 of them) connecting the lower side fairing to the front fairing.
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  2. r77toy

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    Thanks R77, I've used those in the past, to use those I'll have to make some brackets, since I can't overlap the fiberglass. I'm also wondering if they will hold or if I'm going to get the side panels flapping... I may need to anchor them to the frame as well as to the front fairing. Of course, I'm armchair quarterbacking all this right now, I think it will make more sense when I get back to the metal machine.

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    The factory fairings (Avon Michenall) were simply overlapped and through bolted with some 1/4" bolts, washer and shake proof nuts.
    Here's a good vid of Jaeson Caunce's 500 being used in anger at Beezumph 2010. You'll also see the Great Man himself, Gary Nixon, chatting with some local lads.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yveniE_iVw4
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    Well that did enable us to overrun the countries growing the tea and then import it back to Blighty. A good hot cuppa ignites the brain cells.
    When I moved over here to the colonies a top priority was finding a source for UK tea. Back then it was easier to find weed than a tea leaf.
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    One of the factory bikes from 1967. This one was ridden by Dick Hammer and was leading the race when it quit on one pot.
    Note the shop rag in front of the seat. Hammer placed it there so he could use it during the race to wipe off his goggles.The bike dropped a cylinder when it sucked the rag into the intake.
    He pitted and the crew got the bike going again but, Hammer crashed later.
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    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    CK,
    Thanks again for posting this video. I've watched it a half dozen times already. :D Quick question, my literature says they went from a Chevy Corvaire oil cooler to the larger VW cooler after the '66 year as well as moving the right exhaust back to the right side for '67. (The #1 bike of Percy Tait has the larger VW cooler). But from the Nixon replica bike in the video (1:32) it looks like he is still running the Corvaire cooler? Am I mistaken which year they switched oil coolers?

    EDIT: The other Nixon #9 at 2:03 is also running a VW cooler.


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